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Gold Rush Basic Knowledge

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Gold Rush Basic Knowledge game quiz
"This is the Era of the Gold Rush. See if you know your California Gold Rush history."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Who was the president of the U.S. in the Era of the Gold Rush?
    Andrew Jackson
    John Q. Adams
    William H. Harrison
    James K. Polk


2. How was gold extracted?
    By mining with pickles
    By panning
    By digging with a shovel
    By raking in the ground


3. James Marshall discovered gold.
    True
    False


4. What did the Gold Rush cause in San Francisco?
    An increase in the population
    Pirates seeking gold
    The arrival of mysterious diseases from other countries
    An increased number of animals


5. Who found gold and invented a jeans company?
    Levi Strauss
    James Marshall
    John Sutter
    Chinese people


6. What were the miners called in the Gold Rush?
    Forty-niners
    Forty-six miners
    California gold miners
    Gold Men


7. In which city in California was gold discovered?
    San Francisco
    Veracruz
    Hangstown
    Coloma


8. Along what "trails" did many people came to California?
    Oregon Trail and Santa Fe Trail
    San Francisco and Oregon Trail
    California and Texas Trail
    Santa Fe and Mexican Trail


9. What role did women play in the Gold Rush?
    they stole the gold of the others for their men
    they watched how men found gold
    they took care of men
    they guided the men


10. Which of these groups was NOT interested in gold?
    Native Americans
    merchants
    missionaries
    women


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Compiled Jun 28 12